Observations on the breeding behaviour of the Taita dwarf toad Mertensophryne taitana on Mt. Mbololo, Taita Hills, Kenya

@article{Ngwava2009ObservationsOT,
  title={Observations on the breeding behaviour of the Taita dwarf toad Mertensophryne taitana on Mt. Mbololo, Taita Hills, Kenya},
  author={J. M. Ngwava and P. Malonza and G. JohnMeasey},
  journal={African Journal of Herpetology},
  year={2009},
  volume={58},
  pages={44 - 49}
}
Abstract Very little life‐history information is available regarding the 13 species of earless dwarf toads from the genus Mertensophryne. We report our observations on the breeding behaviour of M. taitana from Mount Mbololo in the Taita Hills, Kenya. Empirical data from pit‐fall trapping suggest that they are not abundant in the area (< 1.5 % of captures), although we managed to batch mark 230 individuals from breeding assemblages in road puddles during 20 days in November 2007. Results reveal… Expand
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